Friday, March 25, 2011

YA Movie News

-Twentieth Century Fox picked up the rights to the upcoming YA novel Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. The novel will be published in November by HarperTeen. The story is a romantic thriller about a teen who can kill people with her touch. Thanks to Cynopsis Kids for the news.

-Summit Entertainment picked up the rights to Veronica Roth's debut, Divergent. The book will be published in May by HarperCollins.

-The Last Apprentice Series by Joseph Delaney is being adapted by Warner Brothers/Legendary Pictures and could possibly be a film franchise. The movie is based on the first book in the series, Revenge of the Witch, but is now being called The Seventh Son. Julianne Moore has been cast to play Mother Malkin, an evil witch, and Jeff Bridges is set to play Master Gregory, mentor to the young apprentice.

-A Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters movie could be in the works. The film is in very early stages, but stay hopefully Percy fans-there may be more coming to the big screen.

4 comments:

  1. I'm amazed how some books get movie offers before they are even published! I'll say a little prayer that the adaptations are good.

    I have no idea how they can make the next Percy Jackson movie because they completely butchered the series's story arc! I so disappointed with "The Lightening Thief"!

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  2. I know-so many books are being picked up even before they're released!

    And I was surprised about the Sea of Monsters news too-they wrote out any possible way of making a sequel and I don't know how they would do it.

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  3. Is it named something different in the States as Joseph Delaney is The Spooks series in the UK? They fly off the shelves in the school library so I would love a movie of those :D

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  4. Asamum-Yes, in the states they're known as the Last Apprentice series, but same thing. They're popular at my library too!

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